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Pemberton Music Festival 2015 Checklist

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The Pemberton Music Festival is back for another year taking place from Thursday, July 16th – Sunday, July 19th.

With another stellar line-up including Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, Hozier, Missy Elliott, Tiesto and Weezer, you do not want to miss out!

To help you get ready for one of the most fun weekends of the summer, here’s our Pemberton festival checklist:


Going to a festival you need to be prepared for every circumstance. After all, most people stay in the grounds once they are there and don’t make multiple trips.

You need to bring everything that you could possibly need, but you also want it to be light enough to carry!

Top 6:

  • Tickets
  • ID
  • Money
  • Map/Directions
  • Clothes
  • Tent

The top 6 are pretty obvious, you need to get in, be able to buy things, know where you’re going and have a place to sleep. Remember to bring clothes for all types of weather. It can be incredibly hot, but it can also rain at a moments notice!

Don’t forget sunscreen for the sunny days along with wellies and an umbrella (just in case it rains). If you’re bringing your phone you will also be pleased to know that charging stations are available!

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Getting There

The festival is located as you drive north past Pemberton centre just off Highway 99. There are lots of ways to get to the festival, whether you choose to drive straight there or get to Whistler and take a shuttle.

Check out the official website for full details on travel.

For those not camping at the festival, day shuttles are available and compulsory, whether from Whistler or North Line (north of the festival). Full details HERE.

NOTE: Those local to Pemberton are permitted to walk or bike to the festival.


Camping is the best way to get the full festival experience and Pemberton offers a huge range for every type of camper:

  • General admission
  • Premium camping
  • VIP camping
  • Super VIP camping
  • Comfy camping
  • RV camping

Whether you want to rough it in your own tent, relax in a VIP area or comfy tent, or even sleep in your RV, there are options for everyone. Full details HERE.

Quick Glance FAQs

How much are tickets? Regular tickets are $299 + either a camping or shuttle pass for $89.

What are the festival hours? Official hours are yet to be released, but last year’s festival ran from 11am until 2am. Music on Thursday begins at 4pm.

How much alcohol is allowed? One 40oz of liquor, two bottles of wine and one 24 case of beer is all that is allowed per person. Although alcohol is available for purchase within the venue.

How many stages? There are a total of five stages.

Bike storage? Yes! There are bike racks but you will have to bring your own lock.

Weather? Usually around 23ºC/73ºF during the day and 14ºC/57ºF at night, although it can be as hot as 35ºC/90ºF.